The Democrats and Antifa finally realized they pushed matters too far.
Riots erupted across America and the public demanded law and order.
Now Donald Trump is facing this big military decision that is bad news for Antifa.
President Trump took the first step toward shutting down the left-wing insurgency bubbling up in American cities by declaring the radical left-wing group Antifa a terrorist organization.
Law enforcement now has more options to detain and prosecute Antifa’s leaders and foot soldiers.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton appeared on “Fox and Friends” and praised President Trump’s decision.
Senator Cotton also noted that President Trump had more tools in his tool box to call in the United States military to put a stop to Antifa’s campaign of coordinated riots.
“I commend the president for recognizing that Antifa ought to be treated like a terror organization,” Senator Cotton told “Fox and Friends”. “There are a lot of tools that the president and the Department of Justice has in their toolkit, from the Insurrection Act to the Explosives Act to the Riot Act, that can be used to stop this anarchy.”
Cotton shared the same view as the legitimate protestors that George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers was a tragedy and that the police involved must be held accountable.
“Let’s be clear in the broader context here. The video of George Floyd’s death is deeply disturbing. I welcome the quick action by local authorities and the Department of Justice to investigate, to get the facts, and to do justice for George Floyd in accordance with law,” Cotton added.
But Cotton drew the line at Antifa and its campaign of terror.
“And we always respect the rights of peaceful protesters but anarchy, rioting, and looting, we have zero tolerance for, and it needs to end tonight,” Cotton added.
Cotton wondered how tough the Antifa rioters would be if they had to square off against the 101st Airborne Division.
“What the president can do is say that justice will be done in accordance with law for George Floyd,” Senator Cotton went on to say. “And we will always respect the right of peaceful protest, as many of these cities saw in the daytime. But the rioting, the anarchy, and the looting ends tonight. If local law enforcement is overwhelmed, if local politicians will not do their most basic job to protect our citizens, let’s see how these anarchists respond when the 101st Airborne is on the other side of the street.”
On social media, President Trump wrote that Senator Cotton was 100 percent correct.
Later on in a Rose Garden speech, President Trump warned Democrat governors that he was willing to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act and deploy the military onto the streets unless Democrat mayors and governors got tough with these thugs and put a stop to their reign of chaos.
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